Talk: Sal Annunziato on being “Part of the Family—A Mob Childhood” Mon., Dec. 17 (SOLD OUT!)


We’ve all seen “The Godfather” and “Goodfellas.” But what’s it really like growing up in a mob family?

Sal Annunziato, whose grandfather Midge Renault was one of New Haven’s most infamous mobsters and whose father also ended up in the “family” business, tells all in this one-man show at Best Video Performance Space on Monday, Dec. 17.

Sound cool? Think again. Funny, horrific, sad, inspiring, Sal describes going through hell before finally emerging whole on the other side.

Sunday, Dec. 9, Family matinee holidays program

Join host Michael Wheatley on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 1—2 PM for a celebration of our favorite holiday films and cartoons of the past—a program for kids of all ages.

A countdown of family holiday films including the many versions of the Christmas Carol, Laurel and Hardy, Shirley Temple, Christmas Story, Bishop’s Wife, It’s a Wonderful Life, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 8 Crazy Nights, and from Roots, “The Gift” and more.

We are asking for a suggested donation of $5 to support Best Video Performance Space programming.

Sun., Oct. 28, family Halloween program from 1—2 PM

Don’t be scared!! Monsters will be at the Best Video Performance Space on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 1—2 PM. Cartoon favorites and clips from famous monster films for kids of all ages. Costumes are optional.

A donation of $5 to support the program is encouraged.

We have moved… things around!

It’s the end of an era, more or less. While we still have some VHS tapes—for the most part, movies that haven’t been released on DVD—we just moved the bulk of remaining VHS tapes out of the back corner of the store in prearation for giving them away.

Getting rid of this mass of VHS tapes freed up space and allowed us to make the following changes:

• We moved the Shakespeare, Performance Drama (plays), Broadway and Writers and Biography documentaries into that corner near the rest room. (No negative judgment intended.)

• The Romance section is now on that right hand wall and the Oscar categories have been moved to the cabinet behind the Coffee and Wine Bar.

•We removed three cabinets from the room behind the Coffee and Wine Bar, significantly opening up the Performance Space.

• All the Children’s and Family sections have been moved to the other side of the store near where the snacks are.

When you next come to the store, feel free to ask one of the employees for assistance if you need help finding something.